Review: Djinn Volume 4 The Treasure
I remember the first time I ever watched Raiders of the Lost Ark and the feeling I left the movie theater with. The way that whole movie started with Indiana Jones in the middle of the jungle, trying to retrieve that long lost artifact was thrilling. The whole scenario that played out soon after that was probably the most exciting 10 minutes my four year old self had seen up to that point. At the end of the scene the viewer find out Indiana is more that he seems to be. Instead of a smuggler he’s an archaeologist. The character would go on to three other movies, with a new one the way as well as a television show featuring a younger version of the character.
The thing that attracted to me to the character was not only the adventure, but the need for a greater purpose. As the character in all the movies had the best of intentions.
In the fourth volume of Djinn Kim has finally escaped the harem, and treks a journey to open a treasure hidden deep in the desert.
In the first few pages of this volume, Kim soon finds out she has inherited the powers of the Djinn through her grandmother, powers that she quickly finds out scares most people. This sis where Ebu Sarki joins forces with her and Malek to find the treasure long hidden form human eyes, what is. We are also taken back to Jade’s time and sees just how she became so powerful, as the powered she had over the Sultan became legendary. By book’s end, Kim departs but the mystery of the letter left for her becomes even more intriguing as we finally meet the man who sent it.
Overall, an excellent story that will keep the reader tangled in the magnificent web that Jean Dufaux and Ana Miralles have spun. The story by Dufaux is fun, action packed, scintillating, and entertaining. The art by Miralles is striking and even keeled. Altogether, an installment that only makes the book better.
Story: Jean Dufaux Art: Ana Miralles
Story:9.7 Art: 9.6 Overall: 9.8 Recommendation: Buy